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16 Responses to “Computer-vision boob-tracker”

  1. incipientmadness says:

    He should turn this in instead of whatever he was supposed to be working on. I’d give him an A. 

  2. Somebody hire this man immediately.

  3. nixiebunny says:

    I can’t wait to see YouTube apply this technology to let us view formerly-NSFW videos of topless men. 

  4. TheKaz1969 says:

    I can understand wanting to detect boob-like objects, but… covering them up?!?

  5. Boundegar says:

    Old news.  Homeland Security has been working on this image-recognition stuff for years. Also, they don’t like boobs.

  6. Souse says:

    Is anyone else getting a little “Silence of the Lambs” vibe?

  7. Mike Meyer says:

    I was waiting for him to superimpose pictures of boobs.

  8. brettburton says:

    My guess is that this isn’t really tracking boobs.  I would guess that it uses the Kinect API  to track a full human and then guess where the boobs (moobs?) are.  If it it were detecting “boob-like objects”, say through openCV blob detection, it would break when he turns and one of his nipples is no longer visible.  If it’s using skeletal tracking, however, it will still be able to guess where the boobs are even if the computer can’t see them.

  9. Max Hawkins says:

    Dan Wilcox this this (and did it better) back in 2010:

    https://vimeo.com/17095170

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